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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

1. HEALTH & SAFETY

A Texas court case against the drug maker Merck & Co. over the safety of the painkiller Vioxx heads to a jury.

CEI Experts Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Dr. Henry I. Miller on the Food and Drug Administration’s response to perceived health crises.

 

2. E-COMMERCE

Credit reporting company Experian agrees to refund almost $1 million to customers after being found to have inadequately disclosed the costs of a credit monitoring service incurred while signing up to receive free online credit reports.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews, Jr. on why applying current legal strategies is superior to new legislation for protecting consumers’ online security and privacy.

 

3. GLOBAL WARMING

A group of four U.S. senators visits northern Alaska and the Canadian Yukon looking for evidence of global warming.

 CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Iain Murray examines the relevant science for evidence of arctic warming and melting glaciers.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To contact a CEI expert for comment or interviews, please call the CEI communications department at 202-331-2273 or email to pr@cei.org.